DID YOU KNOW

  • Seniority is the only factor in reductions in force procedures for administrators in 13 (10%) districts.
  • The highest record salary for administrators at the elementary level is $185,210 (New Canaan).
  • The average number of salary scale categories is 7.
  • 15 districts in Connecticut have a salary step freeze in the 2014-2015 school year.
  • In Connecticut, evaluations are a primary factor in 21 districts.
  • Compensated professional development days are available in 96 districts (75% of districts).
  • The highest recorded salary for administrators at the secondary level is $187,089 (Darien).
  • 22 districts offer a sick leave bank option.
  • Seniority is a factor in reductions in force procedures for administrators in 107 (82%) districts.
  • In Connecticut, evaluations are a factor for involuntary transfer decisions in 26 districts.
  • Reductions in force procedures for administrators typically include factors like certification, qualifications, and length of service in the district.
  • 26 districts in Connecticut withhold salary increments for unsatisfactory performance.
  • 38 districts (29%) include performance or evaluations in reductions in force procedures.
  • The lowest recorded salary for administrators at the elementary level is $70,282 (East Haddam).
  • 4 administrator collective bargaining agreements do not include reductions in force procedures for administrators (Canterbury, Preston, Region 19, and Woodbridge).
  • Seniority is a primary factor in reductions in force procedures for administrators in 53 (41%) districts.
  • 58 (45%) districts provide a payout for retirement.
  • Some type of performance pay is available in only 17 districts (13% of districts).
  • 51 contracts were updated for the 2014-2015 year.
  • 78 districts in Connecticut offer a stipend to administrators with a doctorate degree (60% of districts).
  • The average maximum salary for an administrator is $144,320. 
  • The lowest recorded salary for administrators at the secondary level is $73,800 (Derby).
  • There is an early retirement incentive in 39 (30%) districts.
  • The total number of administrators in the state is about 1,811 (FTE count).
  • On average, a Connecticut administrator receives 18 sick days, ranging from 15 (30 districts) to 25 per year (Plainfield, Rocky Hill).
  • Tuition reimbursement is available in 88 districts (68% of districts).
  • 130 districts in Connecticut have collective bargaining agreements for administrators.
  • In Connecticut, administrators have recall rights for an average of 2 years.
  • The average percentage that administrators contribute to their health insurance is 18%, ranging from 6% (Marlborough) to 25% (Bridgeport) of premium costs.
  • Some type of longevity pay is available in 54 districts (42% of districts).
  • On average, the maximum number of sick days that an administrator can carry is 213.
  • Administrators can take vacation leave during the school year in 30 (23%) districts.
  • 87 districts (67%) provide some type of long-term disability insurance.
  • On average, a Connecticut administrator receives 4 personal days, ranging from 1 (Bridgeport, Guilford) to 28 days per year (Stonington).
  • The average difference between an administrator’s minimum and maximum salary is $34,309.
  • All districts that report health benefits provide some type of life insurance option for their administrators.
  • In Connecticut, 39 districts provide an early retirement incentive.
  • The average minimum salary for an administrator is $110,064.